Another of Bonnie's ideas is her "Leaders and Enders" projects. Instead of using scrap bits of fabric as Thread-catchers she adds to blocks for her next project. In this way she sews a whole pile of blocks as a sideline to the quilt she is focussing on.
This is how I make my Crumb blocks and how I have made these two little Premature Baby Quilts:
I had been given a huge pile of scrap triangles, trimmings from blocks a prolific quilting friend had collected together. She knows I enjoy using the tiniest of scraps, so as a series of "Leaders and Enders" projects I first created the small HST squares and then put them together in fours to make the kite-style blocks.
I had some of the Rabbit fabric left over from a child's quilt I had made for Ava so cut strips of this to intersperse with the kite-block strips. Then more scrap string for the borders and I had made two Premature baby sized quilts.
I had a quick sort through more small left over pieces of fabric for the backing and another look through my bag of leftover bindings and I was able to complete the little quilts. One has pink binding scraps joined together and the other a mixture of blue scraps.
So, my final two Quilt finishes of 2013.
After these were finished I sorted out my sewing room. Put all the scraps away neatly in drawers and sorted out my Crumb blocks-in -the-making tin so I could leave it with the lid shut!
Then a big dusting and Hoovering session and the room is packed away until 2014.
Only one more thing to do now - embroider a label for this quilt:
Baby Charlie was born on 11th December so this is a gift to welcome him to the world. I will post it after Christmas to, hopefully! , avoid it getting lost in the Christmas Post Rush.
Strangely I have just realised that the Rabbit fabric leftover strips were from Charlie's big sister Ava's quilt!